Why do I write on the topics of death, dying, and end of life? Why do I want to raise awareness about these topics? Why do I want discussions to flow and planning to occur?
Some think it is morbid that this is my interest, others admire my choice-to me it is all part of the journey…
You might also ask, who am I? I have worked as a case manager and group facilitator for 18 years focusing on older adults in a non-profit community setting. Before this I was a therapist who worked with children and families and as a case manager with adults with mental health issues.
I have found that the areas of death and dying are not ones that many want to delve into. If you are hesitating or find yourself uncomfortable perhaps the question to ask yourself is why? Your religious affiliation, values, and morals may play a part in how you approach this topic, along with your own thoughts on the issues of death and dying. What has been your personal experience? Have you been exposed to death and loss?
I have been fortunate to come across many warm, dedicated professionals through social media and in doing book reviews who feel the same as I and this is their focus.
Join me on the journey and remember, in order to be born, we will all die one day; part of the cycle of life…
I write articles on the topics of death, dying, and end of life and I have co-authored one book with another on the way. I am looking to lead workshops, run book discussion groups and train both professionals and lay-people on these topics. That is my end goal.
I have been writing since I was a teenager beginning with poetry and short stories leading up to articles, blog posts, and a book! Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life, Xlibris July 2017.
Book 2 is being written now and we are aiming for a Summer 2019 publication.
I am also writing a book about my journey through life, my upbringing, and all I have learned along the way that led me to where I am today. November/December 2018 publication planned.
I just read this in a book and it is important to share: “I learned we all suffer and lose someone or something we love.” My take away is life is a journey and as hard as it is, death is a part of life. You cannot have one without the other…
Reach out to me!
**Please note all the nature photos and most of the animal photos on this site are taken by me. When the moment strikes and I see beautiful flowers, trees, creeks, cute dogs and cats, plus – I whip out my iPhone and take a photo!*
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